Hence in this decade have been growing not those who seek to further liberalize an economy already itself very open and des-regularizada, but those who seek to lessen the social polarisation and pose that the State again to play some role in reducing inequalities. Europe, in contrast, still has many elements of the welfare State created especially after World War II to alleviate the Soviet danger. Once the Socialist bloc collapsed and European entrepreneurs to demand more concessions to compete in globalization is that there is a trend towards go cutting social and labour benefits to give way to a greater des-regularizacion of the economy. If in Eastern Europe it was dismantled the economy estatizada and planned, in the West the right who has today initiative calls for reducing social spending and immigration and give encouragement to private investment in order to compete better in the world. The decline of the new labour when labour came to Government in May 1997 conservatism is in crisis and worn down after 18 years in power.
Blair does not offer return to nationalization and the concessions to the unions but a modernized version of Thatcherism which is more according to the European Union and that distance from the Euroscepticism of many tories who lost the support of business and middle layers filo-europeas. New labour were told these sectors that they were the best in order to preserve the monetarist model because conservatives were disreputable and filled with many anti-European prejudices while them Yes could persuade unions to accept such reforms and the IRA to disarm and integrate to a Government in Northern Ireland. On the left they chantajeaban him by saying that if they dare to question Blair and then Brown they ran the risk of achieving that at the end the tories replace them. However, labour, who already suffered wear and tear after the Iraq war or its defeat in Scotland, goes plummeting as grows the economic crash.